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Video Tutorials

Submitting your Graduate Thesis/Dissertation

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These eTD video tutorials cover topics presented in the eTD workshops, including information about copyright and other decisions that need to be made when preparing to submit your dissertation. If you would like to read a transcript while viewing a tutorial, click on "Captions" in the left-hand column of the video viewer. NOTE: Videos open on a new page; click the Back Page button on your browser to return to this page.

If you have questions or need assistance viewing these videos, please contact the eTD administrators at etd-support@bc.edu.


Copyright and Your ETD

COPYRIGHT AND YOUR ETD: YOUR RIGHTS (2:34)

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This video addresses questions and issues such as:

  • What does copyright on my work mean? What rights does it give me?
  • Do I need to register my copyright?
  • I published a paper/chapter earlier and I want to use that in my dissertation. Is that OK as long as I use a proper citation?

COPYRIGHT AND YOUR ETD: ACCESS AND LATER PUBLICATION (1:27)

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This video address questions and issues such as

  • If I make my dissertation available now, will publishers not want to publish it or works derived from it?
  • What are my options?
  • Where can I get more information about later publication?

Resources referenced in video:


COPYRIGHT AND YOUR ETD: RESPECTING THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS (4:14)

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This video address questions and issues such as

  • How do I know whether or not I can use someone else's material in my dissertation?
  • What material can I use without asking for permission?
  • What is fair use?
  • If it's fair use to use something in my dissertation, can I also use it later if I publish?
  • If it isn't fair use, what can I do?
  • Where can I get more help on this topic? 

Resources referenced in video:


COPYRIGHT AND YOUR ETD: OPEN ACCESS (1:36)

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This video address questions and issues such as

  • What does Open Access mean?
  • What are the benefits of Open Access?
  • What's a Creative Commons license? 

Resources referenced in video:

More ETD Video Tutorials

PROQUEST AND ESCHOLARSHIP@BC (3:08)

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This video addresses questions and issues such as

  • What is the difference between submitting to ProQuest and submitting to eScholarship@BC? Aren't they the same thing?
  • Why should I publish in eScholarship@BC? What are the benefits?
  • Do I keep my copyright when I deposit in ProQuest or eScholarship?

EMBARGOES (2:33)

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This video addresses questions and issues such as

  • I want to delay the release of my dissertation. Is there a way to do that?
  • Why do authors ask for an embargo?
  • How does an embargo work?
  • Do I have to place an embargo both in ProQuest and in eScholarship@BC?

ORCID (1:07)

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This video address questions and issues such as

  • What is an ORCID?
  • Why should I get one?

Resources referenced in video:


TIPS FROM THE ETD ADMINISTRATORS (2.04)

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This video contains a few tips to help you avoid the most common issues that require you to make changes after submitting your dissertation.